Jerry Uelsmann is an American photographer and professor, credited as a leader of photomontage. As a master printer, Uelsmann is known for producing composite photographs with multiple negatives and detailed darkroom work, blending various images into stunningly complex surrealistic photomontages of landscapes, human subjects, and vernacular structures. Uelsmann found an interest in photography at a young age, and later went on to earn degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology and Indiana University. Uelsmann’s work has been exhibited in more than 100 individual shows and is now part of the permanent collection of numerous prestigious institutions worldwide. In addition to this career as a celebrated photographer, Uelsmann taught in the Department of Art at the University of Florida for 28 years.
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